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Is This Teen Depression Moody After Breakup
Normal emotions: Feeling moody after a breakup (if only that) is a normal emotional response to the ending of a relationship. Major depression is at least two weeks of feeling depressed with any four of the following: having poor sleep or over sleeping, poor concentration, low energy, feelings of excessive guilt or worthlessness, not being able to enjoy anything, having suicidal thoughts, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
Is it true that happier people live longer? I'm 18 and I have been very unhappy for almost all my teenage years- not just moodiness-chronic depression
Yes, it is true: You certainly are still young and can get help to improve your mood and still live a long healthy life. I would encourage you to find a good therapist. If you need medication as weel, get evaluated for medication. You can turn things around, but it will take some work on your part. When the glass appears half empty try to see how it is half full, too. ...Read more
Yes: Sx of moodiness and sleeping disorders are very broad. Have yourself checked medically first to see if there're no medical reasons for your sx. In any case, work on a sleep hygiene to deal with sleep issues and you can monitor your mood through a diary/journal to see what contributes to the moodiness (to find out the triggers). Find a mental health professional to guide you through the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr is raising my venlafaxine from 75 mg to 150 mg should this help with moodiness and mood swings as well as depression?
I have negative side effects such as anxiety, depression and obsessiveness, delusional thinking, poor immune system and moodiness from hypnotherapy. What can I do to stop the negative effects?
Dr just raised my venlafaxine from 150 mg. To 225 mg. What should I expect and will it help with OCD and irritability, moodiness, depression?
On birth control pill for 3 yrs, switched to aviane in dec. Beg. 2 weeks ago I have exp. Sudden side effects: moodiness, fatigue, depression. Normal?
No: Switching pills may cause such changes, but they should only be temporary. If they persist, switch pills with the advice of your healthcare provider. ...Read more
About 10%: Reports of depression - i've never heard of permanent complaints. But this is an issue to discuss with your doctor. Try not to think of it as being forever - that will only make it worse. See the doctor asap - stop the medication and follow recommendations to treat the side effects. Always ask about risks and alternatives in the future. It makes life harder, but it's so important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do I do? I am still constantly struggling with mood changes, periods of severe depression which lasts for days. Help?
Gotten help yet?: If the answer is no then start with a medical evaluation with a psychiatrist or your physician to assess for a formal mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Consider working with a psychologist for talking therapy. Good luck. ...Read more
Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more
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